Journal article

Occupational risk factors for Alzheimer disease: A case-control study

RT Gun, AE Korten, AF Jorm, AS Henderson, GA Broe, H Creasey, E McCusker, A Mylvaganam

ALZHEIMER DISEASE & ASSOCIATED DISORDERS | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 1997

Abstract

There is evidence to support the role of a number of environmental factors in Alzheimer disease (AD). This study examines the role of chemical and physical exposures in the occupational environment. The sample included 170 patients with AD and 170 medical-practice-based controls, matched for age and sex, who were assessed for histories of occupational exposures to a range of chemical and physical agents, including hydrocarbon solvents, lead, mercury, organophosphates, aluminum, asbestos and other silicates, vibration, and physical underactivity. Occupational histories were obtained from informants for both patients and controls. Exposure was assessed by a panel of occupational hygienists, bl..

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